NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

1st Place Feature/Single Picture: “Cowboy”
Nicole Fruge/San Antonio Express-News

Dale Felps, 58, watches as a thunderstorm approaches after rounding up cattle on the 82,000-acre South Pope Ranch just north of the Big Bend National Park, Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Judges’ comments for the category

Cowboy was very cinematic—quiet yet effective. Hug was nice because of the man leaning into the child. Watermelon had nice layering and was humorous.

Ron Johnson, Josh Birnbaum, Fred Zwicky, David Zalaznik Journal Star/Peoria, IL

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R8 regional point tally

(year to date; the top 10 places are shown, plus ties)

624
Lisa Krantz
524
Nicole Fruge/Education Week
514
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
484
Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
482
Michael DeMocker
422
Ronald Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News
414
Nellie Doneva
304
William Feig Jr./The Advocate
292
Matthew Hinton/Times-Picayune
264
G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News
John Bowersmith/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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